PAN, bank accounts and over 100 services, schemes you need to link your Aadhaar to

The central government has since the start of this year made Aadhaar, the unique national identification number, mandatory for at least schemes and services.

Without Aadhaar, you can't access these services. That includes filing your tax returns, availing a midday meal at school or even receiving cash assistance as a TB patient. Why? The government says making Aadhaar mandatory will discourage fraud and ease distibutiton of subsidies, but the Supreme Court says it cannot be a requirement for welfare schemes.

Of the services for which Aadhaar is required, all, barring , are welfare schemes.

This is a complete list of the services that require your Aadhaar number.

Order by date of notification, deadline to enroll for Aadhaar or time frame between the two

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Source: Gazette of India, Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC), HT Research.